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Hapao Rice Terraces

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Address: Hapao, Ifugao, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines

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Tranquil terraces

Well worth the visit to compliment Batads high stadium style terraces. Very tranquil and serene terraces scattered with small village dwellings and even a pretty church in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Well worth the visit to compliment Batads high stadium style terraces. Very tranquil and serene terraces scattered with small village dwellings and even a pretty church in the middle. The hot spring is also worth a dip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

not Everyone knows about this place as majority of the people goes to Batad. Me and my friend was driving to this place and was totally blown away with the scenery. perfect for people who dosent really trek a lot and just wants to do a bit of sightseeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hapao is a short ride from Banaue town with many motor tricycles taking you there for a rreasonable fee. As a set that is not overrun with tourists this makes fo a great afternoon excusion and is fully accessible by foot and open to tourists, with long steep steps to get down to the base and then the walls betwene... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The view of the Hapao Rice Terraces is different from Banaue rice terraces. Worth the trip because we were able to stay at the middle of the rice terraces and walk the rice paddles. What an experience! Plus, the whole Hungduan including Hapao rice terraces are UNESCO world heritage site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A bit far from Banaue around 30 minutes by tricycle before you reach the starting point of the trek. It was manageable though and with a great scenery to look at you wont feel any sweat! Lovely worth a visit! The terraces here are wider compared to those in Banaue and Batad. Hire a guide! And by the way there's... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Trek was easier as compared to Batad (from Saddle Point). The sight on the way is very beautiful as you walk along the rice paddies. Our tour guide Elmer was very good in explaining everything. We were lucky to find Giovanni's Place in the middle of the rice fields where we stayed for a night at a very affordable price.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The walk is lovely and you walk right along the terrace walls. We've been 3 times now as the reward at the end is a hot spring and a cold (very cold!) rushing river with pools to dip in. We took a guide the first two times, but not the third. If you're not in a rush, walk back on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The jeepney ride to Hapao was very bumpy and muddy since the roads were being repaired. The hike to the hot spring was long and difficult for older folks. There are some portions of the hike where you have to walk on the rice paddy borders made of stones. If you lose your balance, you either fall into the mud... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Because these terraces are located a lot lower than the Banaue and Batad terraces, the chances are that you will have better weather/sight in the wet season. Walking through these fields can be really meditative. There are beautiful lookouts throughout the walk. And you can easily combine it with a trip to the hotspings. The hike is far less intense... More 

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

build by the resident ingenousity the hapao terraces a truly adorable place, but need to have precautions for people with asthma , heart or health problems , you willhave to trek for almost 2 hours to go down and another 2 hours tyo return, not reccommended for persons with dissability

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